Felines always get the short end of the stick in horror movies. There are a few exceptions — “Sleepwalkers” and “Cat’s Eye” immediately spring to mind — but for the most part, cats are often depicted as scheming villains that will stop at nothing to torment their human companions. And while the upcoming Korean genre flick “The Cat” (aka “Cats”) isn’t necessarily leaning towards the end of the spectrum, the titular mammal is still linked to something horrific. Expect this one to curl up in South Korean theaters later this year.
Here’s a quick synopsis:
So-yeun is an animal groomer who works in a pet shop. One day, she gets stuck with a Persian cat named Silky when its owner suddenly dies. From then on, So-yeun is constantly haunted by a bobbed hair girl with green cat-like eyes who turns her life turns into turmoil. So-yeun desperately seeks help from the people around, but no one listens to her. The presence of the girl and the sound of Silky cries start to choke in around her life more and more. Not only that, people around So-yeun gets killed one by one. Soon, So-yeun comes face to face with the bobbed hair girl at the scene of a horrific death. So-yeun gets rid of Silky hoping her troubles will come to an end, but Silky keeps coming back to her like a boomerang. Terrified she could be the next to die, So-yeun sets out to find out the identity of the girl with the help her dead friend ex-boyfriend, Jun-seok, who is a cop. Later, So-yeun finds out the truth to the tragic incident that took place in the past.
via 24 Frames per Second